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oil gland

Origin of oil gland
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The oil gland varies in development, and is sometimes absent.

    Darwinism (1889) Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Sever the backbone at the joint, and then all the root of the tail together, with the oil gland dissected from the body.

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • Bailey has suggested that this functions as an oil gland for dressing the fur, and our observations bear out this view.

    Life History of the Kangaroo Rat Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor
oil gland in Medicine

oil gland n.
A gland, such as a sebaceous gland, that secretes an oily substance.

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